“I’m not really a career person. I’m a gardener, basically.”

Roses

Roses

And with that I’m back home, in the place I love the most.  My garden.  1 month (almost to the day) later… Our guitar shop http://www.cowtownguitars.com has successfully relocated to the Arts District, we’ve hired an employee and my days are free again to play in the dirt.  Our grand opening party was last First Friday (you can check out photos here, courtesy of http://www.onethirtyeight.org) and other than a few more indoor plants to re-pot and some raised beds to assemble in the back yard… my work there is done.  Mostly…

I’ll just leave you with some photos of my gardens over the last month and pick up where I left off last month, in the next few days.

Hollyhocks, Iceplant, Daisies and Gnomeo

The Gnomeo Garden

Bougainvillea and Lettuce

Bougainvillea and Lettuce

Herbs, Lettuce, Zucchini, Squash, Eggplants, Artichoke, Onion

Herbs, Lettuce, Zucchini, Squash, Eggplants, Artichoke, Onion

Lettuce, Tomatoes and Basil

Lettuce, Tomatoes and Basil

Zinnias, Iris, Iceplant and Tybalt

Zinnias, Iris, Iceplant and Tybalt

Front flower garden

Front flower garden

Another front flower garden

Another front flower garden

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DIY floral design.

Today I decided to “Prune” the garden if you will…

Flowers and greens from the yard!


At home floral design!  I started with a small ceramic red rectangle  vase I got at the Salvation Army a few weeks ago ($2.00).  Filled it with water and a touch of lemon lime soda (my grandmothers trick for extending the life of your flowers… you can also use a little sugar).

I added: Pittosporum and Ivy from the back yard.

Pit & Ivy

Then added Daisies & Snapdragons from the front yard.

Daisies & Snaps

And last I added Ranunculus, Delphinium, Moxie and a couple Marigolds from the bird bath garden.

Ranunculus and more...

Can’t wait until the Roses start blooming…